PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Liquor Control Board has replaced the entire staff of its warehouse store in South Philadelphia following a financial audit of the facility.

Liquor Control Board spokeswoman, Stacey Witalec, won’t go in to detail as to what happened at the warehouse, the largest of its kind that sells directly to LCB-licensed taverns and restaurants, except to say that a routine audit discovered “internal financial irregularities” at the facility, and that those findings have been turned over to state police.

Witalec says, “We have zero tolerance for any type of a situation where our store staff is involved. And after investigation, at this time we have suspended all of the employees and brought in a new staff pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Witalec says the 20 or so employees of the warehouse could be terminated pending the results of the investigation. They have been replaced by hand-picked LCB staff from across the Commonwealth.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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